Wednesday, October 16, 2013


"I am the hell and the highwater." -Eli Pope

Theres a show on ABC network that i am very passionate about. Scandal. Olivia Pope is a 'fixer' who worked for the white house for current president, Fitzgerald Grant. Pope and Grant were sleeping together during the election campaign and also during the first year of his term as president. Olivia was head of communications and has a law degree. Her father is the Command of an agency called B-613, which is like the CIA, but on American soil. They have a group of people who are specially trained to kill people, and like it. But its completely legal because they do it 'for the protection of the greater good.' B-613 is a secret agency that Olivia and her associates (team of fixers) only know about because someone on the team used to be one of those assasins. Huk is a trained killer and hacker who was part of b-613, but was cut off because he had a wife and child. He ended up being homeless, and living in the Metro station in DC, where Olivia found and befriended him. She found out about his skills one day when he saved her from getting mugged, and then she asked what else he could do. She found out that he had the ability to get into any  encrypted file anywhere at anytime and she used him to help President Grant with his campaign. Huk did his job so pheonominally well, she moved him into her place, and gave him a job at her 'firm.'

Olivia and her team make it so that the most powerful people in Washington, D.C., keep their squeaky clean reputations. They go against the police and get favors directly from the White House to bypass all securities. When Pope's name was released to the public as the President's mistress, her father became her fixer and was going to send her away. He told her she could go either route she wanted to, to handle the situation. He also said he is the hell and the highwater, either way this would get handled.

I watch Scandal every Thursday, like its my religion.

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